Subscribing once gets you all the updates/expansions up to that point even after the subscription is done (wasnt always like this at first) Raids/Flashpoints require Trinity Roles You CAN alleviate many of the F2P restrictions through the in-game market but all the prices went up far beyond what the F2P credit cap can afford (Plus people rarely put them up anymore; times change from when SWTOR first went F2P Story, lot of story and it is all voiced and very unique/good | 8 individual story lines until LVL 50/Makeb, Planetary, Side stories, then SW KoTFE and KoTET story.
Old engine, its really bad in PvP and GSF, bad performance if many people fighting (otherwise this game runs on 2 Strong cores and mobile GPU at High settings minus Shadows) End game PvP and Group content can get pretty stale, Devs focusing on story, but for New player it will not be a problem Player base, only roll a Ton on More Populated Servers, EU The Red Eclipse or Harbinger West USA.
F2P is quite bad as a new player, I recommend getting Sub Communication from Devs (as player who played since launch, I know a deal or two about that) They removed 8v8 Ranked PvP, still very mad about this, while lying to players and making money on Character server Transfers.
The official has announced that SWTOR Precious Cargo Pack was live on the Cartel Market. MmoGah will list the details in the following parts. You can get the newest gear, tame one of Umbaras most fearsome predators, equip a shadowy weapon customization, and more. In addition, you can rest and recharge from an epic #SummerOfSWTOR with iconic regen gadgets Upgrade your gear to survive the wilds of Umbara – unlock your very own Swamp Slybex and Obsidian Mantorr beasts, equip your weapons with the Indigo Fog customization, and more. Get buy SWTOR Credits at special discount prices before Tuesday. Summon one of Tatooines most feared creatures, the legendary Sarlacc! Recharge your health before the coming battles.
Kai Zykkens Unparalleled Log Mount: Rest & Recharge Item (Tuesday, August 29 – Tuesday, September 5) 800 Cartel Coins This hand-crafted, artisan-forged speeder is a miracle of modern machinery, generously distributed by one of the Outer Rims most enlightened philanthropists. It will literally take you anywhere your galactic adventures may lead!